The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has appointed Charles Castleman as its new professor of violin. The musician is currently professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester in New York, where he has taught since 1975 and served as chair of the strings department for eight years.
Castleman has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. He has also given masterclasses in Europe, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and is founder and director of the Castleman Quartet Program, a summer workshop in solo and chamber performance, which has been running for 45 years.
The violinist will travel regularly to the Frost School of Music from September this year to give private lessons, conduct masterclasses and coach chamber music ensembles, while he scales back his work at the Eastman School. He will begin teaching exclusively at Frost from September 2015.